Quality assurance of endoscopy units

Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Jun;25(3):361-70. doi: 10.1016/j.bpg.2011.05.004.


This chapter reflects on how England has led the world in service development and quality assurance of endoscopy. It draws out themes of leadership, strategic vision and organisational culture. It emphasises the pivotal importance of focussing service improvement on enhancing the quality of a patient's experience of endoscopy. It describes the processes used here for quality assurance of endoscopy units and how these have dovetailed with other strands of work in transforming the English endoscopy service. The chapter presents discussion of the responses to accreditation processes and how the design of the JAG Accreditation process maximises its effectiveness.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accreditation / standards
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / standards*
  • England
  • Hospital Units / organization & administration
  • Hospital Units / standards*
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
  • Quality Improvement